Captain Morgan Launches Limited Edition Pumpkin Spiced Rum

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Just When You Thought Pumpkin Spice Couldn’t Get Any Better – Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast Has Arrived (PRNewsFoto/Diageo)

Rum lovers and pumpkin spice fanatics, get your glasses ready! Your obsession with pumpkin is no longer limited to the standard pumpkin beer and pumpkin spiced lattes this season. Captain Morgan is here to fill the void with chilled pumpkin spiced flavored shots. Prepare yourself for an epic fall season with CAPTAIN MORGAN Jack-O’Blast Limited Edition Pumpkin Spiced Rum, the first pumpkin spiced rum offering to ever hit shelves.

Stemming from last year’s celebrated release of CAPTAIN MORGAN Cannon Blast, Captain Morgan is revolutionizing the shots category once again with this new pumpkin spiced rum. Jack-O’Blast represents fall in a shot glass, blending Caribbean rum with some of your favorite seasonal flavors – fresh pumpkin, cinnamon and other autumnal spices – creating an insanely delicious shot.

“As much as we enjoyed tropical cocktails over the summer, it’s time to make room for the bold flavors of fall everyone enjoys,” said Linda Bethea, Vice President of Captain Morgan. “Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast is a must-have for responsible adult consumers during their favorite seasonal activities, whether it’s at football tailgates, Halloween parties or backyard bonfires with friends.”

While Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast boasts the identical shape of its predecessor, Captain Morgan Cannon Blast, it features autumn colors of orange and green. To solidify its place as fall’s must-have shot, the bold, round bottle simulates the look of a carved pumpkin when illuminated under a black light. The pumpkin spiced rum (60 proof, 30% ABV) has a suggested retail price of $15.99 for a 750 ml bottle and is currently available nationwide for a limited time this fall.

Best enjoyed chilled as a fall-inspired shot, Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast can also be served as a drop shot or as the key ingredient in a number of seasonal drinks. When celebrating with friends this fall, try the Apple Jack-O cocktail:

Apple Jack-O
1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Jack O’Blast
4 oz. chilled apple cider

Directions: Combine Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast with chilled apple cider and serve over ice.

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NEW: Kahlúa® Chili Chocolate

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Kahlua Chili Chocolate (PRNewsFoto/Pernod Ricard USA)

Kahlúa®, the original rum and coffee liqueur, is heating things up this fall and holiday season with Kahlúa Chili Chocolate. This new, permanent addition to the Kahlúa portfolio delivers extraordinary flavor, spicing up everyday celebrations and social hang outs for the perfect twist on “the usual” and expected.

Kahlúa Chili Chocolate fuses the bold, fierce and unexpected, for a surprising and delightful flavor combination of hot chili and silky, smooth chocolate. The rich chocolate contrasts perfectly with the zest of chili pepper, allowing for an intense, exciting flavor.

“Kahlúa consumers are continually in search of the next exciting adventure and uniquely distinct experience,” said Troy Gorczyca, Brand Director, Kahlúa, Pernod Ricard USA. “Kahlúa is acknowledging that fiery spirit by offering an antidote to the everyday and kicking classic cocktail favorites up a notch. Kahlúa Chili Chocolate embodies the original Kahlúa taste consumer’s love, while turning up the heat.”

Available at retail locations, Kahlúa Chili Chocolate is 20% Alc./Vol. (40 proof) and retails for a suggested price of $18.99 per 750 ml bottle.

To best enjoy Kahlúa Chili Chocolate, try our signature recipes:

IN A COCKTAIL: KAHLÚA CHILI CHOCOLATE ESPRESSO MARTINI
1 part Kahlúa Chili Chocolate
1 part Olmeca Altos Plata
1 part Espresso
Build in a shaker over ice, strain into a coup glass. Garnish with espresso beans, taste and enjoy!

IN A SHOT: CAFÉ VOLCANO
1.5 parts Kahlúa Chili Chocolate
1 part Malibu black
Shake with a mint leaf over ice and strain into a chilled in a shot glass

A SIMPLE PAIRING: KAHLÚA CHILI HOT CHOCOLATE
1 part Kahlúa Chili Chocolate
2 parts hot chocolate
Pour hot chocolate over 1 part Kahlúa Chili Chocolate, top with powdered chili, taste and enjoy!

 

Introducing Apothic Inferno: Wine with a Whiskey Soul

Apothic Inferno
Apothic Inferno (PRNewsFoto/Apothic)

A pioneer in creating innovative blends that push the envelope of what is expected from a wine, Apothic takes its fans on a new journey to experience wine in a whole new way. By combining years of wine-making knowledge and expertise with innovative techniques inspired by the time-honored craft of whiskey-making, Apothic is bringing a masterful and unexpected taste experience to wine and whiskey fans alike with its new, small-batch, limited release red blend, Apothic Inferno.

Aged in charred, white oak whiskey barrels for 60 days, Apothic Inferno blends the red and dark fruit flavors of its wine with layers of maple and spice, giving way to a long, clean finish. “The result is a wine with rich flavor and distinctive attitude,” says Apothic Winemaker, Debbie Juergenson. “It may not have whiskey in it, but it’s wine with a whiskey soul.”

Crafted in California, each batch of Apothic Inferno undergoes a time-intensive, barrel-aging process. The unique character and flavor profiles offer wine enthusiasts the opportunity to discover a bold, new experience. The barrels – cut, shaped, and bound by steel before being charred with flames – were first used to age whiskey for years prior to becoming the home of Apothic’s new red blend.

“Those who have come to love Apothic know that we’re always looking to defy convention with unique blends and bold flavors,” said Christine Jagher, Marketing Director for Apothic Wines. “Apothic Inferno brings a rebellious attitude to the wine category – even the label’s dark colors and intertwined graphics elicit a fiery style, the perfect addition to our portfolio.”

Apothic Inferno is available on shelves wherever wine is sold, nationwide, for a limited time with a suggested retail price of $16.99. The wine has an ABV of 15.9% and is offered in 750ml bottles.

Three NEW from Effen

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Effen Blood Orange offers a “sweet citrus zest” and “lingering, smooth” finish, while Effen Green Apple bears a “sweet apple taste” with “an accent of tartness and mild, smooth sweetness” with a “short” finish.

Effen Raspberry – a refined reformulation of Effen Dutch Raspberry – offers “natural raspberry flavors” with a “light, crisp” taste.

“As demand for super premium flavored vodka continues to grow, we are always looking to deliver new offerings that are unparalleled in quality and style,” said Halley Kehoe, director, lifestyle brands at Beam Suntory.

“From our sleek bottle design to unique, bold flavor offerings, Effen embodies individuality and good taste, and these exciting new flavors are no exception. We know our fans will love them.”

The new flavors are made using natural ingredients and 100% premium wheat from Northern France. The expressions are filtrated and distilled in Northern Holland.

“Adding these new flavors to the EFFEN lineup is just one of the many things we’ve been up to,” said brand partner 50 Cent.

“Effen stands for ‘smooth’, and these new flavors deliver on that promise.”

The new Effen Vodka flavors are now available at select retailers across the US – effennew$26.99 for a 750mL bottle.